YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Drew McDonald scored 23 points on 8-of-10 shooting and grabbed seven rebounds and Northern Kentucky beat Youngstown State 82-74 on Saturday.
The Norse (16-4, 6-1 Horizon League) entered the game in a first-place tie with Detroit Mercy in league play. NKU now has won eight of its last nine game and is off to its best start since 2011-12, the Norse's last year of Division II play.
Quisenberry's layup with 11:36 left gave the Penguins a 55-54 lead. McDonald followed with a jump shot, Zaynah Robinson added a jumper and McDonald's layup made it 60-55 and Northern Kentucky led the rest of the way.
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